Thursday, December 31, 2009

Motorcycle Rider, Beijing. Via:'s photostream
A toy soldier riding a motorcycle made by Barclay, one of the original American toy soldier manufacturers. Via: Worthpoint

The art of Paule Dempsey
Learning to lean the German way- The Schräglagentrainer. Via: MS2 Training

Creators of the stunning Jaguar bike, Massow Concept's unveils thier new Bull Bike project. Via: Web Urbanist

Sam Bousfield believes that future is right around the corner. In fact, he's banked his whole career on building a prototype flying motorcycle — the Switchblade Multi-Mode Vehicle.

Bousfield left his private practice as an architect to devote himself full-time to Samson Motors Inc., masterminding the Switchblade MMV.

The full story can be read here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jordan Meadows Metalback cafe racer motorcycle, is fashioned to exist where substance and sustainability meet speed and style. The engine is a V4 diesel running on environmentally-friendly bio diesel fuel, while the frame and skin are crafted from recycled aluminum.

Via: Gizmag

John Proud.

Leg Trailers, the art of John Proud

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cycle pacing machine, very early 20th century Via: imcdb
1936 Indian Motorcycle highway line painting machine.
Via: Seattle Municipal Archives' photostream

Mary Justis somewhere in Texas, 1938

"There are untimely errors people face in understanding the degree of risk they are about to take in the world. They simply embrace a great mindful awkwardness, where blunders made in the course of chasing bliss could mean the end of happiness, with the start of suffering beyond anything they previously imagined. The edge becomes the word. It is the thing that drives a restless spirit in the pursuit of thrills and fleeting joy. In her youth, my mom slipped into the frightening, but sometimes satisfying dominion of risk. She was wooed by, and eventually married a tall, handsome man who raced motorcycles. As a couple, in following their dizzying excitement, they never made those mortal errors of judgment."

By Gary Justis. Via: Open Salon
The best of both worlds.Via: i♥luv♥cocacola 's photostream
Race officials examine Calver's 2.75 HP Enfield motorcycle at the Isle of Man Junior Tourist Trophy Race. Via: Getty Images
Children's book heroes Aunt Mattie & Uncle Philbert

Sunday, December 27, 2009

1906-1914 single cylinder Harley Davidson motorcycle and rider. Original photo taken in Iowa. Photo was restored and digitally colored using a Dicomed Imaginator Paintbox. Via: redbubble

The Machines of war: an incredible collection of historic WW2 transport photographs. Via: Com-Central Forums

Sedalia, Colorado Via: Thru Mikes Viewfinder
Long term motorcycle parking at Rubel Castle
The World's First Production Hybrid Motorcycle (really more like a noped – a moped sans pedals, if you ask us) is about to go on sale in India, and it will return about 280 miles per gallon with a top speed of 40 miles per hour. If that top speed seems a bit on the slow side, well, that's what you get for the low, low price of $855.

Eko Vehicles, a manufacturer based in Bangalore, developed the vehicle with assistance from U.S.-based Emerging Technologies. The ET-120 uses a 70cc gasoline-powered engine mated up with a small electric motor, and the company claims the machine will offer performance on par with a typical 120cc powerplant."

Via: Autoblog
DKW moped catalog cover 1966. Via: The Moped Museum
Tin Racer, Japan 1965. Via: lord enfield's photostream

Wednesday, December 23, 2009